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How to Get Full Screen Music Player on iPhone Lock Screen (iOS 16)

Here's how to display full screen music player on iPhone lock screen with iOS 16 update.

Apple has recently released the iOS 16 beta 3 revision and added at least one new feature, namely a full-screen view of the music player on the iPhone lock screen. If you are looking to get this feature on your iOS device, then check out the instructions given in this article below.

How to Display Full Screen Music Player on iPhone Lock Screen with iOS 16

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With the previous iOS versions, the music being played was displayed via an insert at the bottom of the screen. Tapping the album art launched the Music app. Now the same gesture brings up a full-screen version of the Music Player for a bigger preview of the cover art. Note that it is also functional with podcasts.

Again, all you have to do is simply press on the cover of an Apple Music and Spotify song or album or podcast in the Podcast app when the iPhone is locked to extend the preview to full screen.

This is an opportunity to recall that Apple had announced the full-screen display of music on the locked screen of iOS 16 during the presentation at the WWDC keynote in June. But the feature was not available. It is now, however.

If you want to display the full-screen Music Player on your iPhone, then you just need to download and install the latest iOS 16 beta 3 update on your iOS device. To get the latest iOS version on your iPhone, follow the steps given below:

  • Create a new backup for your iPhone or iPad.
  • On your iPhone or iPad, visit Apple’s public beta program website.
  • Click the arrow in the top right corner, and sign in if you are not already logged in.
  • Now, ensure to go to the iOS section in the “Guide for Public Betas” section.
  • Swipe to the bottom and in the Get Started section, you just have to press the enroll your iOS device.
  • Again you need to swipe down and tap Download Profile.
  • Click Allow to download the file, and click Close.
  • Go to Settings on your device and tap on Profile Downloaded.
  • Tap Settings in the top right corner, and enter your password if necessary.
  • Read the agreement, then tap Install twice.
  • Your iOS device will ask you to restart to complete the changes.
  • After performing the restart, go back to Settings > General > Software Update.
  • You will then be able to see the iOS 16 public beta update appearing on your screen.
  • Finally, tap on Download and Install.

That is all you need to know about how to get a full-screen Music Player on the iPhone lock screen with iOS 16 beta 3. If you are interested in more iOS 16 Tips and Tricks, then check out our other guides on How to Stop Someone from Editing Messages in iOS 16 on iPhone, and How to Add Widgets to iPhone Lock Screen in iOS 16.